A well-proportioned wine with an elegant body of dark berry fruit and aromas of fresh spice. The intense raspberry and bitter cherry fruit are lifted by taut acidity and lithe tannins.
Hand harvested grapes undergo separate temperature-controlled fermentation for 15-18 days. The Sangiovese is then aged for 16 months in new French barriques; the Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 18 months in new French barriques.
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/04
Wine Enthusiast(2002 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast